News and information for our Members, Moorers and Friends


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On this page:-
Work party dates • Atlas and Malus dates • Raise money • Donate • Trading company  • Guide to the canal •

  The kitchen is now open for lunches on Saturday and Sunday

The aim of this website is to promote the Dudley No.2 canal, a part of the network of canals forming the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN), to inform visitors of the boatyard facilities available to use at Hawne Basin and to provide a communication channel for our members.
New members of Coombeswood Canal Trust are always welcome.  If you would like to find out how to become a Member, please visit the Membership Page.

Hawne Basin was most recently an interchange basin for the Great Western Railway and used for the transhipment of tubes from the Coombeswood works of Stewarts & Lloyds/BSC until the railway closed in 1967. The basin is located at the current end of navigation of the Dudley No 2 Canal, Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN).
You can find out more on our History Page

Work Parties down the arm on the following Sundays:

23rd October
20th November
18th December (provisional)

Meet at the Cabin 09:30
Safety footwear please. Hats, gloves, hot drinks and biscuits provided
Everyone welcome.

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Atlas and Malus

Coombeswood Canal Trust and the BCNS jointly own and operate a working pair of heritage workboats; Atlas the motor and Malus its butty. These are run with the help of volunteers.

These are the latest crewing requirements with A&M, DofE Residential dates are subject to change depending on the number of bookings taken.:-

                        25-29 October DofE Residential.
                        5 November BCNS Bonfire Rally.

Anyone interested in helping out please let me know. A big thanks to those who have come along on any of the previous dates last year, it was a busy one! Without your help the boats would not be able to operate.
Paul Smith

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Raise Money As You Search!

Did you know you can raise money for Coombeswood Canal Trust while you search?  Our search engine below combines the results of several search engines such as Yahoo, Bing and Ask to ensure you can always find what you’re looking for. But the fantastic thing is that EVERY TIME you search, half a penny is raised for Coombeswood Canal Trust. Search just 15 times a day and you can raise around £25 a year for us.

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Coombeswood Canal Trust welcomes donations and are able to receive donations online using Paypal.             


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Coombeswood Canal Company

This is the trading arm of the Trust and is wholly owned by the Trust. It's main activity is to provide boatyard facilities and run the shop where you can purchase a small range of chandlery for all your boating essentials such as cheap diesel, Calor gas, smokeless coal.

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'Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin'

Read/download the 'Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin', written by Ivor Chambers.
A hard copy is available in the bridge hole (on the left hand side) as you approach the Dudley No.2 canal at Windmill End, you will need a BW key to gain access.

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Coombeswood Canal Trust, a Company limited by Guarantee
Hawne Basin, Hereward Rise, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8AW.
Telephone: 0121 550 1355  Mobile: 07761 555 353 
Skype Name: coombeswood
Registered Charity No. 1088978